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Students gather for 'watch party' at SCSU for primary night

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College Republicans and Democrats came together at Southern Connecticut State University on Tuesday night to watch the primary results come in. (WFSB) College Republicans and Democrats came together at Southern Connecticut State University on Tuesday night to watch the primary results come in. (WFSB)
NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

College Republicans and Democrats came together at Southern Connecticut State University on Tuesday night to watch the primary results come in.

While they may have had different political views, they agree that seeing politicians play plenty of attention to Connecticut this primary season is a plus.

"It really shows the camaraderie we have as Southern students because no matter what our political views are, we can come together and have a discussion that may change the world,” said Mishelle Rodriguez, of SCSU College Democrats, who said she is a Bernie Sanders supporter.

"I think Connecticut is starting to wake up, seeing what's going on in the country, what's going on in the campaign right now and really focusing on the true issues at hand, and who's going to be the best presidential candidate, whether it's on the republican side or democratic side,” said Kevin Doyle, of SCSU College Republicans, who is a Donald Trump supporter.

At the watch party, students took part in panel discussions and even differed within their own parties on who they’d like to see get the nomination.

"If anything it's a good lesson learned for life for them to be involved and engaged in the process for so long, have had discussions and debates throughout and it engages and mobilizes them into being concerned about these candidates,” said Jonathan Wharton, who is a Political Science professor.

Students said they will now turn their attention toward November’s general election.

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